Mariner - Mariner Review

Regent Seven Seas Mariner Review

Our Cruise Expert Debbie Stevens and her mother recently enjoyed a cruise on Regent Seven Seas’ Mariner.  Here’s a review of their experience… The night before we were due to depart on our Regent Seven Seas‘ cruise we enjoyed a one-night stay in Athens, staying at the wonderfully-glamorous Hotel Grand Bretagne.  After a fabulous nights […]

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New Year's Eve Cruises

New Years Eve On A Cruise?

Cruises that sail over the New Year period, much like those that coincide with Christmas, are an extremely popular choice for many cruise enthusiasts.  They represent a great opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones during a special occasion and the nature of cruising means that there’s also plenty of scope to make […]

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SeaDream II Deck

Turn The Clock Back 30 Years

SeaDream II Review – by Robin Maclear The first SeaDream ship was launched nearly 30 years ago in 1984 with SeaDream II being launched the following year.  During this time these two small boutique ships have developed something of a cult following, while remaining arguably the best kept secret in the cruise business.  As a […]

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Norwegian Wonders

Respected cruise writer Anthony Nicolas recently took some time out to tell us why cruises to Norway are growing in popularity… For lovers of nature and serial romantics, Norway is hard to beat as a cruise destination. More than twelve thousand miles of stunning, indented coastline is backed by ranges of jagged mountains, their peaks […]

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Arcadia Cruise Review

Arcadia – Welcome home!

David George revisits his first choice of cruise ship . . . Despite enjoying my first cruise holiday six years ago on board Arcadia, I wasn’t feeling as excited about my return as I should. Recent whispers about viruses and concerns over service standards circulating on some websites had raised a number of doubts and […]

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5 things to do in Rio de Janeiro

5 Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

5 things to enhance your stay in Rio on a cruise holiday Rio de Janeiro. Just say it. The very name sounds seductive. It conjures up the most exotic and alluring visions. The entire city is nothing less than a sultry, samba fuelled colossus, set against a spectacular bay. What isn’t to love? But Rio […]

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Cruises Around The British Isles

Cruises Around The British Isles

One of the big growth areas in cruising recently has been in cruises around the British Isles. While this might come as a bit of a surprise to some, the obvious attractions of such a cruise are a lot more numerous than you might think. Firstly, there are no worries about culture, currency or language. […]

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Caribbean Museums

Museums Of The Caribbean

A couple of weeks ago we looked at some of the Caribbean’s most interesting fortresses in our Forts Of The Caribbean piece, so this week we’ve decided to focus on the region’s fascinating museums… Romantic sunsets, endless powdery-sand beaches, seas of blue and museums. All that and more are waiting for you on your Caribbean […]

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Cruise Line Deckchair Policies

Cruise Lines Get Tough On Deckchair Hogs

How long is too long when it comes to leaving a deckchair unoccupied? Whether you’re by a pool in a holiday resort or on the deck of a cruise ship, there are few things more frustrating than traipsing up and down a line of deckchairs and sun-loungers only to find most of them ‘claimed’ with […]

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